All Decked Out love creating special features to add the wow factor to your deck. Turn a great outdoor living space into a spectacular one by adding a fireplace, built in furniture, glass railings and fences, stair design or tiered deck.
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Some of the many special features you can add include:
Adding fireplaces, as special features, to outdoor living areas is very 'on trend' at the moment. There are many styles of fireplaces you can choose from. Both wood or gas fireplaces are suitable for the outdoors.
You could even add a firepit, rather than an traditional fireplace.
Fireplaces create a beautiful focal point. They are very inviting space on a cool Melbourne evenings. It will mean you will be able to enjoy your outdoor room for more months of the year.
Built in Furniture
Built in furniture, especially when combined with storage, is becoming increasingly popular for Melbourne outdoor living areas. This is because it is a great way to save storage space, whilst having great looking furniture.
You could choose to have a bench next to your swimming pool, that has space underneath to store towels. It can even be used to store swimming pool equipment.
Another alternative is to have built in planter boxes as part of your outdoor space. This is a great way to create a lush green environment with the minimum of fuss.
Glass Fences and Railings
The use of both glass fences and railings is becoming more common for Melbourne homes. They are particularly popular around swimming pools. This is because they look great, but even more importantly, provide an uninterrupted view into the swimming pool area. As a result it is a great safety feature.
Glass railings are also popular due to them providing uninterrupted views. This means if you have a great view from your balcony or deck, glass railings will not impede it.
Glass fences and railings will also complement your timber decking - no matter what the style.
You can really make a feature out of the steps to your decking with a little bit of imagination. For example, by having built in planter boxes at either end of the stairs to your decking, instead of railings, will soften the overall look.
You could even use the greenery to provide natural shade in the summer. In addition, the built in planter boxers connects your outdoor living area with the rest of your backyard - creating the illusion of an even bigger outdoor area.
If your decking is high off the ground, requiring lots of steps, you could think about utilising the storage under the stairwell.
Most people think decks need to be on one level. However, by creating a tiered deck, you utilise your space more effectively, whilst potentially creating a special feature. This is because you can actually create rooms without walls. It makes your outdoor living area more structured and allows you to create a feature - for example a kitchen or spa in part of your outdoor living area.
The way you plan the rooms is much the same way you would do for your home. Examples of creating rooms utilising tiered decks include having a space for your outdoor kitchen and another space for the outdoor living room. area.
In addition, you could also have a spa installed on one tier of your deck, with the general outdoor living space on another tier.